Review of “The Black Scorpion” (1957)

I had never heard of The Black Scorpion before we watched it for our Saturday pizza and bad movie night. It promised to be a winner, and it did not disappoint. The chardonnay wasn’t half bad either. Plot: The movie opens with shots of a volcano erupting and demolished buildings. Locals kneel in prayer, notContinue reading “Review of “The Black Scorpion” (1957)”

Review of “Echo Volume 1: Approaching Shatter” by Kent Wayne

Plot: More than a thousand years before the action of this book, the earth was abandoned because of environmental degradation, and humanity settled on the earth-like planet of Echo. Echo has stagnated, its citizens living under the autocracy of the Regime. There is perpetual civil war with the Dissidents. The military is highly developed, withContinue reading “Review of “Echo Volume 1: Approaching Shatter” by Kent Wayne”

Review of “Honeybee and the Blot” by Logan Thrasher Collin

Plot:Honeybee remembers first meeting the Blot when he told her she was the most beautiful insect he’d ever seen. He stroked her antennae with a tendril of darkness. He said they belonged together. A machine built to serve humanity, Honeybee never thought of belonging with anyone. The Blot convinced her she is more than aContinue reading “Review of “Honeybee and the Blot” by Logan Thrasher Collin”

Review of “Creature with the Atom Brain” (1955)

Saturday night pizza and bad movie night with Svengoolie, a bit delayed. Guess I need some of those atom rays to help me on my way. Not interesed in dying first to get them though. Plot: The opening credits roll over shots of an expressionless man (an uncredited Karl “Killer” Davis) walking down a woodedContinue reading “Review of “Creature with the Atom Brain” (1955)”

Review of “Dark Father” by Mary E. Lowd

Plot: The narrator is the daughter of the warlord Erith Danaya. She, her mother, and her twin toddlers have been trying to escape him. They are functional captives on his starship as he travels from world to world. Shortly before the action of the story, the narrator has hidden her mother and her children inContinue reading “Review of “Dark Father” by Mary E. Lowd”

Review of “A Simple Misunderstanding” by Chris Dean

Image by Thomas Budach from Pixabay Plot: After two hundred years, the Rangarians and the humans have come to a, um, “the successful cessation of hostilities.” This, at least, is how the Rangarians explain it to their people. To the human ambassador, however, the Rangarian ambassador merely says, “You won.” This confuses the human ambassador,Continue reading “Review of “A Simple Misunderstanding” by Chris Dean”